Ethernet Frequently Asked Questions
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- What is Business Ethernet?
MegaPath Business Ethernet is a cost-effective solution for connecting your business to the Internet and extending your Local and Wide Area Network. This solution uses a reliable copper loop bonding technology to deliver a single symmetrical connection—with upload and download speeds of up to 135 Mbps. MegaPath Business Ethernet is easy to install and manage because it uses existing infrastructure.
- Will the bandwidth fluctuate depending on upload or download?
No, this product offers a symmetrical bandwidth with speeds of up to 135 Mbps.
- How is the installation handled?
Installation for Business Ethernet is very similar to installing a T1 connection. MegaPath coordinates the entire installation and then hands off a finished circuit.
- How is Business Ethernet different from Bonded T1 technology?
MegaPath Business Ethernet is different from Bonded T1 in two ways. First, Ethernet is delivered on a standard 10/100 Ethernet interface compatible with any Ethernet device. Second, Business Ethernet is scalable up to 135 Mbps.
- Is Voice available over Business Ethernet?
Yes, you can add MegaPath Voice service to your Business Ethernet service. With our true Quality of Service (QoS), your voice quality is protected and guaranteed.
- What is Proactive Monitoring?
This advanced hosted monitoring service helps ensure your network health receives the highest level of attention from MegaPath’s Network Operations Center. Proactive Monitoring enables MegaPath to constantly check the status of your network—24/7/365—to maximize the availability and minimize the mean time to restore your connectivity should an issue arise. To perform the monitoring, MegaPath continuously pings your network to evaluate its availability. If we detect an issue, we will automatically contact you via email, create a trouble ticket, and quickly work to resolve the issue and minimize your network downtime—all without you having to take any action, which is particularly valuable if an issue occurs during off hours. Proactive Monitoring enables MegaPath to resolve issues before you are aware of them and takes the guesswork out of your network’s health.
Benefits of Proactive Monitoring
- 24/7/365 network health monitoring
- Automatic notification of network issues
- Automatic trouble ticket submission
- Reduced issue-resolution times
- How does Business Ethernet cost compare to a T1?
Business Ethernet is one of the most cost-effective ways to deliver access. When available, Ethernet provides greater bandwidth than T1 or Bonded T1 at a lower cost. And now, for a limited time, take advantage of our special promotional pricing on our most popular Ethernet speeds. MegaPath offers speeds from 2X2 up to 135 Mbps in select markets. All service speeds include 99.99% uptime SLAs.
- Where is Business Ethernet available?
MegaPath Business Ethernet is available in 50 major metropolitan markets including:
Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New Jersey/New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington D.C.